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MacBytes
Aug 20, 2009, 03:43 PM
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Link: PowerBook takes a “Major League” hit (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20090820164319)
Description:: I’m the furthest thing you’ll find from a baseball fan, so the idea of being a photographer sent to cover all the “action” of a Pittsburgh Pirates game is scary enough, but check out the carnage that befalls this poor man’s PowerBook during an 8th inning foul ball.

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jmann
Aug 20, 2009, 03:45 PM
RIP powerbook. Now he has an excuse to upgrade, and a really cool story to tell. :)

jav6454
Aug 20, 2009, 04:16 PM
Although, the guy can sell it for more with the "This is the PowerBook that caught the ball" ad line...

MacFanUK
Aug 20, 2009, 04:25 PM
I sure hope he's insured :)

Jozone
Aug 20, 2009, 04:54 PM
i laughed.. thats probably bad karma huh?

lixuelai
Aug 20, 2009, 05:38 PM
If it is still working he should contact Apple to see if they would be willing to trade it for a loaded MacBookPro. I am sure Apple can find a way to market with it :cool:

CrackedButter
Aug 20, 2009, 06:00 PM
I think what's worse are the comments from that link. Some of the posters are worse than fanboys, it saddens me really that people with such crap comments. Sure the guy is unlucky but to insult the poor guy in the way they do is just really juvenile.

cohibadad
Aug 20, 2009, 07:58 PM
What's worse than having a baseball smash your powerbook? Having TV cameras show you in your holey vest getting your powerbook smashed by a baseball.

killerrobot
Aug 20, 2009, 08:07 PM
Wow. Of all the odds. You can only hope it was his employers, not his. Of all the odds.

twoodcc
Aug 20, 2009, 09:41 PM
haha, was that a girl taking a pic of it with an iphone in the video?

TheVidEditor
Aug 20, 2009, 09:48 PM
Yep it was! :D

JonB3Z
Aug 21, 2009, 02:30 PM
That's not the worst thing that can happen to a baseball photographer:
http://www.sportsshooter.com/rcaplin/lens/pages/1.html

GoCubsGo
Aug 21, 2009, 02:38 PM
What sucks is his reaction. I would have laughed but hell, he didn't even move much!